Terracotta Plant Markers

Terracotta Plant Markers

Last year I discovered some lovely plant markers made by Kelly over at Purple Lemon Designs. She had a great tutorial on how to make them so check it out HERE. I must admit we broke a couple new terracotta pots, but I’ve also used a number of cracked, old pots, too. I also did something different than she did for printing names on the markers. I couldn’t bring myself to buy rub on letters. So, what I did was find a font I liked in Word. I used Bradley Hand ITC and sized it at 45 – 55 depending on the length of the plant. I printed a list of the plants, then cut out the individual words. I rubbed pencil lead on the back of the words, positioned the word where I wanted it on the pot, and traced the word from the front side. This worked like carbon paper transferring the word to the pot. I then used a paint marker to go over the word I traced. You could also use a permanent Sharpie. By doing this I did not have the expense of rub on letters, which you can buy at local craft stores, and I could size them to fit. The markers are a little bit time consuming, but fun. Instead of trying to make 50 at one time, I made them throughout the summer, and now they grace my garden with almost as much color and beauty as the flowers themself. A perfect project for a long summer weekend, don’t you think?




  1. I have seen so many plant markers in blog land, but I think these are the most whimsical. I just look at your post and smile. Great job!

  2. Those are so stinkin’ cute! And what a pop of color do they add!

  3. That is the cleverest idea I’ve ever seen for plant markers! And the colors you chose are so fresh and happy.

  4. Hello friend! I read often but comment little these days! Life has just been busy.

    What a great idea! Thanks for passing it along. It’s almost summer break here and I need to gear up on finding crafty things for my girl to do. All ready she’s been saying, “I’m bored!”

    Hugs to you and your family! 🙂

    1. I do a lot of the, stop in, read, and move on without commenting, but it is always lovely to hear from you 🙂 Things have been ultra busy hear, with gardens and puppies, and a new grandbaby on the way. Also, my parents just decided to move into a condo so I’ve been doing the leg work for them. But everyone is healthy and happy so no room for complaining. Hopefully, we can "chat" more over the summer 🙂

    1. Lanie~

      Thanks so much for the link. Nothing makes us happier than knowing our work is enjoyed!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *